Greeting Cards . . . ugh.
I came to the realization today that it’s just a disaster for me to go shopping for greeting cards. Being a designer, 99.9% of the time, I do not even read what the card says before I skip over to the next one. If the front is ugly, I don’t even open the card at all. I always judge the design by the cover, sad but true.
I was in a local greeting card shop the other day, and left the store empty handed. All the designs were cheesy, along with sappy rhymes. Yuck. Is it too much for clean, simple design? Not with a million hearts on the cover either. I hate hearts . . . well, most of the time.
Anyway, here are a few of my favorite greeting card resources. Obviously if you wait until the last minute, these might be tough to fine locally, but buy now and give later! (Some advice I should use myself, right?)
The Paper Source has extraordinary greeting cards for all occasions. Very unique, some are handmade, but all are totally awesome. Smudge Ink has pretty snazzy designs as well which can be purchased online. Specialty Cards 4 U makes these adorable paper dress cards! Three Potato Four, another wonderful site, has great paper goods. Not only great greeting cards, but unique housewares, prints and much more!